Best Hotel Elite Program [Europe / Africa] Starwood Preferred Guest

“Thanks to our members, our blogger community, everyone that supports us.”

Starwood is once again singled out for their excellent elite program. Starwood introduced new elite benefits last year, including a choice of welcome gifts such as bonus points, in-room Internet or complimentary drink for Gold and Platinum or free breakfast for Platinum. Platinum members who stay 50 nights a year also receive 10 suite night awards that are confirmable five nights prior to arrival. And Platinum members who stay 75 nights can check in at any time, 24 hours a day. With an annual stay of 100 nights, Platinum members can enjoy the services of a personal ambassador

Best Hotel Elite Program [Middle East / Asia / Oceania] Hyatt Gold Passport


Another repeat winner, Hyatt Gold Passport wins Best Elite Program in Middle East / Asia / Oceania for the fourth consecutive year.

Hyatt Gold Passport has some spectacular properties in this region, including the Park Hyatt Maldives and Grand Hyatt Tokyo. On top of blissful stays at luxurious properties, members value the program’s generous elite benefits, including confirmable suite upgrades and free breakfast for Diamond members.

Best Hotel Elite Program [Americas] Hyatt Gold Passport


Thank you again. This means a lot to us.”

The crown returns to Hyatt Gold Passport from last year’s winner, Marriott Rewards. Four confirmed suite upgrades at booking and complimentary breakfast for Diamond members are two of the most valued Gold Passport elite benefits. Add in excellent customer service, free Internet for all elite members and you have a winning elite program.

Hotel Program of the Year [Europe / Africa] Le Club Accorhotels


“Celebrating our 5th birthday this year. 11 million members already, and program of the year in Europe!!! WOO!”

Le Club Accorhotels first time Program of the Year win will probably surprise many who aren’t loyal members of the program. Since 2001, Starwood and Marriott have been the only two programs to win the Program of the Year in Europe / Africa. Le Club members gave high marks to the multi-brand loyalty program of Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles, Adagio and Thalassa sea & spa hotels.

Hotel Program of the Year [Middle East / Asia / Oceania] IHG Priority Club Rewards

“Thank you to our members. We look forward to providing more rewards in 2013.”

IHG Priority Club Rewards has inched past last year’s winner, Taj InnerCircle, to claim Program of the Year for Middle East / Asia / Oceania. Priority Club Rewards clearly appealed to its membership base with solid, uncomplicated promotions, effective marketing and quality service. PointBreaks are a perennial crowd pleaser that give members the opportunity to redeem points for hotel stays for only 5,000 points per night.